Hagen: Rusalka

1 December 2018, Theater Hagen, Hagen, Germany Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Nina Kupczyk, music director: Joseph Trafton Cast: Angela Davis (Rusalka), Milen Bozhkov (Prince), Veronika Haller (Foreign Princess), Dong-Won Seo (Water Goblin), Kristine Larissa Funkhauser (Witch) and others Language: German Following performances: 7, 22 and 29 Dec, 10, 16 and 27 Jan, 23 Feb, 13 and … Read more

Hagen: The Cunning Little Vixen

After 45 years, Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen returned to the stage of Theater Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The premiere on 24 March has already received a very positive critical response. The praise has concerned mainly the direction by Mascha Pörzgen, who perfectly balanced both levels of the story – a beast fable and an allegorical drama – and the performance of … Read more

Ostrava Days. Petr Bakla: Summer Work (world premiere)

The fifth day of the Ostrava Days presented a concert of the festival’s residential orchestra Ostravská banda held at the Triple Hall Karolina. Led by four different conductors – Petr Kotík, Joseph Trafton, Bruno Ferrandis and Carl Bettendorf – the ensemble played a program consisting of nine compositions, none of which was more than 15 years old. One of them … Read more